Topology of Random Simplicial Complexes

GEOMETRY AND CELL COMPLEXES
Topic:Topology of Random Simplicial Complexes
Speaker:Matthew Kahle
Affiliation:Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Tuesday, October 5
Time/Room:2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101

In this talk I will overview two very different kinds of random simplicial complex, both of which could be considered higher-dimensional generalizations of the Erdos-Renyi random graph, and discuss what is known and not known about the expected topology of each. Some of this is joint work with Eric Babson and Chris Hoffman.